Thanks for your interest in the 2019-2020 Kelso Grant

About the grant:

Cerebellum Corporation and Kelso’s Choice is committed to supporting educators, counselors and school districts as they support their students’ social emotional needs. We announce our 2019-2020 SEL grant offering $50,000 to qualified applicants with students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Application window will close November 1, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

We aim to foster peaceful school environments by awarding the winning school districts a complete set of Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management curriculum for each of their school counselors, with supporting materials for K-3 teachers to foster social and emotional competencies.

For the 2019-20 school year, we are inviting applications from district-level administrators of school counseling programs, social emotional curriculum heads, school psychologists and school counselors. Grants will be awarded for district-wide implementation of the program.

Grant awards will be made for a maximum of $5,000 per school district.

How to apply:

To apply, fill out the form below

We seek applications that will include a comprehensive plan to create school environments and practices that embody Kelso values: tolerance, compassion, peace, respect and working collaboratively.

What districts can apply?

All applications are welcome. Special attention will be given to applications for districts that support one or more of the following student populations:

• Refugees or immigrants
• Students of color
• Students disproportionately affected by food insecurity, parental detention or homelessness

We will give priority to projects that:

• Serve students in high-need areas
• Will be implemented during the 2019-2020 school year
• Demonstrate principal, school/district leader and teacher support


Thank you for your interest in the Kelso Grant for the 2019-2020 school year. Recipients will be notified by November 29, 2019. Final applications due November 1, 2019.

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